It’s important that art work which is submitted to KAA be framed correctly.

How a piece of art work is framed says a lot about the artist.  Poorly framed artwork reflects negatively on both the gallery and the artist.

Would you want to buy a piece of artwork that fell apart as you were carrying it home?

If you’re framing your own artwork rather than having it framed professionally, please take the time to frame it carefully and correctly.

The artwork should be secured in the frame with the appropriate materials (not masking tape!) and ALL frames should be wired with braided wire rather than steel wire.

Screw-eyes and saw-tooth hangers are only acceptable on very small, lightweight pieces.  D-rings are a much better, sturdier choice. has many videos that may help, and a discount is available to all KAA members from two different local frame shops (see below and also on the back of your membership card).

Framing can add to, or subtract from the value of a painting.  If you’re unsure of the way to properly frame a piece of art, and would like some advice, please contact us here at the KAA by email or phone, and we’ll be happy to help!

Art Submissions RemindersIMPORTANT

Rules for Submissions:

  • No more than 3 pieces per artist per All-Member shows.
  • Artwork to be hung must have a wire to make hanging easier.
  • Artwork not wired will not be hung.
  • All art work must be labeled.

Kittery Art Association Members receive a 20% discount on framing when they show their membership card at the following:

David Pratt, Framer
50 State Rd.
Kittery, Me 03904
PHONE: 207 439-1192

C.C. Moore, Fine Art Framing
Studio #111, The Button Factory
855 Islington St.
Portsmouth, NH 03801
PHONE: 603 427-6000

The KAA Gallery, located in scenic Kittery Point, Maine, sponsors a variety of public events including art exhibits, music, poetry, guest lectures & art receptions.

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